Searching the Treeline

All the European countries will kneel before us.” So says an MP for Turkey, of possible responses to condemnation of Turkeys invasion of Syria. Sounds rather biblical doesn’t it. Turkey has it’s sights set on the Kurdish population that has been fighting ISSIS for and with America et. al.

The Kurds have been strong allies since they fought with Americans to subdue Iraq during the ousting of Saddam Hussein. The, Kurds  have a strong affection for the U.S. ….at least they have had an affection for the U.S. in the past. The abandonment of the Kurds, long considered terrorists by the Turks, has given a green light to genocide.

The Turks have had journeyman’s training in genocide since they murdered as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915.  Tayyip Erdogan  the present president of Turkey has been revitalizing a fundamentalist Islam in Turkey, with all the repression and oppression of it’s constituents one comes to expect from regressive Muslim countries..


Erdogan is threatening to release 3.6 million migrants on Europe should he feel the need. This is a rather odd threat. I have never heard anyone threaten another country with an attack of homeless people?

The fact still remains Erdogan was going to invade Syria. There was nothing we could do to stop it. The Kurds will be given the same treatment that Turkey would afford any group of terrorists. They will be killed, tortured and maltreated in countless ways. And unless we want to start a conventional war with Turkey, there is nothing we can do to stop the carnage. But I do hope we destroy Turkeys economy as a response to their nasty behavior.



So you can’t get any real good and juicy shots of the fire and explosions. It is a social media speedway these days and you gotta’ get the news out an hour ago or some Jackhammerjohn will jump the gun and beat other news tributaries by

‘that much’.  (Make a pincer gesture with your thumb and index finger)

So if you can’t dredge a real photo of the fighting fast enough, just dig up another pik of some random fire and brimstone and slap a caption under a exploding night-time fire pyre for dramatic affect.  The Knob Creek Gun Range, in West Point, Kentucky supplied the fiery graphics. Professional ethics were supplied by The National Enquirer. Or Somebody that told us they were from the Inquirer.


It has become so tragically familiar, that reality is a disposable commodity. Like the trouth that gets you what you want, A lie that gets you what you want has just the same moral value as any random act that benefits the actor. Thus the truth itself dies as a value in the culture. Without the truth there is no culture.


I feel Shame

It is an Uphill Battle for the Kurds. Ever loyal allies, recently abandoned, to be killed by insurgent Turkish armies, are pleading for some help in staving off the surprise attack Trump helped in setting up with Turkey. When I say that we helped I don’t imply a deliberate compliance with the Turks. The surprise move, with most of Trumps military advisers uninformed of the move before it was made could not have been predicted by the Kurds. Essentialy his pull out took the Kurds by surprise.  They were, in  the words of a westerner,dry-gulched by the move and left to be ethnically cleansed from the Earth.                                   KLIKDAPIK for more.




Bibi Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, is pledging assistance to the Kurds in their fight against the Turkish forces that have entered  northern Syria with the avowed purpose of eradicating them. “Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the Gallant Kurdish people.” states Netanyahu.  His offer is magnanimous beyond measure in that the Kurds are Muslim. This decision may seem odd if judged through purely partisan values that dictate automatic opposition to the followers of Islam. But honor is the gauge that Bibi is using to dictate his intensions and  actions. Sometimes, in order too act with honor, one must risk all and walk the razors edge.

Netanyahu condemns Turkish invasion: We are prepared to assist ‘gallant Kurdish people’

Honor is the vital link in the chain that binds a man to his self respect. Honor is the most vital link in the chain that binds the word of a man to another man and ultimately, to the world. The abandonment of the our erstwhile friends, the Kurds, is an insult to honor.

For Netanyahu the question will always remain…. What will it take for America to  abandon Israel? Honor cannot be compromised, it must be whole or nothing at all. Honor demands a heavy price sometimes. How far is America willing to go in helping it’s friends. When will we tell Israel “Well sorry but the price is too high. and the benefit to America too low , so sorry, you’re on your own!”  Discussion and debate, reasons and excuses, all are just breath without honor. So Bibi, I have seen the metal of your character, and know you are a man of honor.

Our own POTUS I am not so sure of.




They are Our Friends

President Trump announced that we are abandoning our Kurdish allies to almost certain death as we withdraw our military from Syria. Kurds, in a generational conflict with the Turks have been instrumental in  our victory over the forces of ISSIS. The Kurds have been long term friends of the U.S. and have always “had our backs” in conflicts in the area. They were quite helpful in the Iraq war, and have been quite vocal about their fondness for all things American in a region where some countries lead every Friday prayer session with “Death to America! The Great Satan!”

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The power vacuums that are left when the relatively small American force goes, and hell will have it’s way. There will not even be a set of eyes set upon  their back as they do their dirty work of disposing of the Kurds. That is all.  it only leaves the Russians as the big dog in the area, yes the vacuum  will be our blindness. Without emersion in  the broiling brawl  of the middle east we are nothing more than a rubes, cooing at a Pollack splatter. Either we are on the outside guessing who is shipping the dirty bomb into New York Harbor, or we know who signs off on it  and what he had for breakfast.  We will be giving card blanch to the Iranians as they consolidate power with Abbas and the Russians and Israel burns in the bargain.

Trump you are fucking up. Big time. I know my blog is  but a little voice in the wilderness, but I wish you would hear me.  Think this through! Please! It is not to late to reposition troops to take care of the Kurds. YOU just can’t do your friends this way………YOU CAN’T…………YOUR AN AMERICAN ………….DO THE RIGHT THNG!!!!!!


John Mixon

How Does Israel Feel About It?

Our “allies”  have something to worry about. The Kurds fought with us during the Iraqi debacle under Bush. They fought shoulder to shoulder in fighting ISSIS. Now that we have defeated the attempts of ISSIS to establish a lasting Caliphate……we abandon the Kurds to be massacred by the Turks.  KLIKDAPIK for more

Netanyahu condemns Turkish invasion: We are prepared to assist ‘gallant Kurdish people’


When Dubya Bush, you know, the younger one, declared war on Iraq…….I birthed a cow. I thought he was attacking the wrong enemy and I was right. Trump thought it a needless war as well but I wasn’t even aware nor cared what Donald Trump believed. He was just some rich guy who hosted a terrible reality show that was so embarrassing to watch I couldn’t make it through half an episode let alone watch the program in  its entirety.

When Obama ran out of Iraq like a scalded cat I knew it was going to be bad. And it was. They are killing each other in carloads in Iraq now and nothing good has come of the war we spent blood and treasure to win. It has been pissed away by the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s of the dunes.

Nikki Haley leads Republican critics of Trump’s decision to abandon Kurds

Anyone old enough to be cognizant during the last 50 years will tell you that the cold war was fought by proxy. Conflicts might happen, but they were fought by countries who had aligned with the U.S. or Soviet Union. Like a good mob hit, the real big boys never got dirty. The dirty work was farmed out to those who either owed us or wanted something from us.  Sometimes it would be a legitimate democracy in existential danger of being overwhelmed by our opponent, the USSR.

When working in such a cluster hunch, it is always wise to look to the collateral effects of each action and above all remember and keep your friends close. Friends in the middle east are eyes on the middle east. If we lock the middle east out……we will be locked out! The situation in the middle east has been a mess since the Ottoman Empire disintegrated. And with he mess that grew from the ruins of both Iraq and Libya following their despots being disposed. It appears that Muslim societies work best with a bully to wrangle the population. Most owe first allegiance to various tribes and tribal conflict is a familiar and accepted way of life. It takes a strong arm and an iron fist to hold the fighting between factions at bay in a Muslim culture, democracy can take a hike. This fact is not lost on the Russians and it suits them to their toes. Nothing like a puppet who is just as corrupt as you need him to be to run things for you.

By just walking out and closing the door we have shut Pandora’s box and within that box we may hear machinations and wheels turning as they devise,  with no prying American eyes to hinder, various violent plots to take the fight wherever they choose.

The Kurds,  who have always been stalwarts and solid backers of the U.S. have fought shoulder to shoulder with us on many occasions. If we walk out on them they will be massacred by the Turks who are planning an invasion as soon as we leave. The Kurds, left to guard the ISSIS captives will undoubtedly abandon their post and let ISSIS fighters spread like a flushed  covey of quail, to regroup and continue their rotten business down the road. Iran can bond even more deeply to the Russians, and Syria’s Abbas, in building a trifecta of evil to control the whole area. Then there is the Israeli dilemma. Always our friends. Are we dead certain that this move might not be a danger to Israel? Have we even investigated this scenario? Israel cannot be abandoned.

I chose an Israeli paper to link to on this posting, for they are right in the middle of the perpetual firefight that is the middle  east. Where do they stand?  Did Trump give BIbI a call and ask what he thought? The very existence of Israel is in the balance. I hope we haven’t pulled the rug from under our strongest ally in the area.


Members of the Kurdish security forces ride in vehicles during an intensive security deployment in Diyala province north of Baghdad November 19, 2014. Iraqi armed forces backed by the Kurdish peshmerga launched an attack on November 19 to liberate Sadiya town, in Diyala province, east of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Picture taken November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MILITARY)OUR CANADIAN BROTHERS STILL HAVE RED BLOOD IN THEIR VEINS! THROWIN’IN WITH THE KURDS!

Give it to the Mounties, they always get their terrorist! Little bro north of the line is pissed at the Parliament shooting and lookin’ for payback! Canada is the well meaning, slightly thick but big hearted younger bro. Buck the Canuk! He is an ax handle broad at the shoulders, two and a half yards tall and  narrow at the hips.  A big lumberjack kid that doesn’t get into town too much.  Bless Canada, you are almost criminaly bland but you are ever faithful. (Lets have that close fisted slightly awkward bro hug……No hip action man)!


A couple of postings ago I mentioned  the possibility of a “coalescence” or merging of desperate terrorist groups. In all probability the negotiations concerning a reconciliation between ISIS and AL Qaeda  is already being cobbled together. Once in a while, CHICKEN LITTLE GETS IT RIGHT!.



Please miracle me through the air above the great plains, over the Mississippi and into the oval office. I have something to say. Or, just outfit me with enough tack and ordinance and I will renounce citizenship, go over there as an unaffiliated trigger man and I will kill ISIS.. Something must be done. We are about to lose Kobani. We are about to lose our soul. At this point I start pacing, staring vacantly at the floor and twisting the right handlebar of my droopy mustache.

This is the beginning of the long string of massacres I predicted in “Panetta Jumps Ship” I knew it would be an emotional whitewater. I feel like I am watching a child drowning just a few feet away. I am drawn to the sound of the guns, but I can do nothing.